We all have those movies.
The ones we really should’ve seen already, yet have sat for years in our ever-growing watchlists. We want to see them, we do – but somehow, we keep forgetting them.And that is why, my fellow movie nerds, this challenge exists.
What it is, and Where it Began
The Blind Spot Series is a movie challenge created by Ryan McNeil at The Matinee. The goal is to watch one movie a month, over the course of one year. These should be films that you believe are essential viewings for every movie fan: they can be classics, cult films, modern masterpieces.
After several years of hosting the Blind Spot Series, Ryan passed the baton to me, and because I’ve always loved it, I accepted the challenge. I hope all of you who’ve been participating in this series will carry on doing it, and embrace its new home.
To anyone who wishes to participate for the first time – have a blast, but be warned: it’s harder than it looks! And if you don’t own a blog, that is perfectly alright – just share your viewings on social media! Every single one of us is on film twitter, trust me.
How to Participate
Here’s how it works: I publish my own Blind Spots on the last Monday of every month, and in that post there is a space for you to plug your own. If you don’t follow my blog (and that’s fine, you don’t have to!), drop me an e-mail at sofia @ returningvideotapes.com, and I’ll send you an alert every month when the post is up.
To further share your Blind Spot viewings, opinions and posts, feel free to use the hashtag #BlindSpot2018 on Twitter, or Instagram – anywhere you like! I’ll retweet/share your posts, and that way we can get a conversation going, which is the whole point of this series.
Make sure you visit Ryan’s blog for all the previous editions of this challenge. From now on, you can keep up with everyone’s posts right here on this page, where I’ll maintain a record for each month. And if you just arrived here don’t worry! You can enter the challenge at any time during the year, and add whatever posts you’ve written on the next linkup.
Blind Spot Series – 2018 Edition
Anna at Film Grimoire
Big Screen Small Words
Brittani at Rambling Film
Getter at Mettel Ray
Katie Hogan at She Likes Movies
Keith at Keith and the Movies
Sean Kelly at Sean Kelly On Movies
Surrender to The Void
Wendell Ottley at Dell On Movies
Zoë at The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger
Cinema Parrot Disco
If you’re participating contact me and I’ll add you to the list!